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Address: Arches National Park, UT

Arch formation at the end of an easy hiking trail.

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So much sand, we thought we'd see a beach ahead!

It's a work-out for legs; plodding through unyielding sand but it is a characteristic of this part of the park so, plod along! Both Broken Arch (not broken yet, though) and... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's a work-out for legs; plodding through unyielding sand but it is a characteristic of this part of the park so, plod along! Both Broken Arch (not broken yet, though) and Sand Dune Arch are in close proximity to each other. It's an easy (well, except for the sand) hike of about one mile round-trip and budgeting 45 minutes (more... More 

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Draper, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very easy walk from the parking lot to this arch you will like the soft sand under your feet and the towering walls on either side of the pathway. you won't see the arch until you almost on top of it, well really below it. what is nice about this area is wind is minimal and the sun isn't bearing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was the coolest place in the Arches National Park for me! It seemed "otherworldly" as I could not imagine anything like it. It was like being on another planet! The problem is, no matter how I describe it or how many pictures I show people, you have to be there to fully appreciate this wonder of nature!

Thank David L
Pleasant Grove, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hike takes you through two fairly narrow walls of sandstone that offer shade to the hiker for almost the entire day. We hiked barefoot on the entire trail except the first 200 yards. The sand is clean, free of stickers, nice and cool. We took a lot of pictures here. It’s a busy little arch, maybe because of its... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were advised to see this arch early in the morning. Even in late July, it was very pleasant right after sunrise. It was an easy walk, the only difficulty was thick sand that slowed us down a bit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

If you aren't able to get hike through the Fiery Furnace, then the Sand Dune Arch might be the next best thing. It's crazy to see how the wind has cut right through the rock like a knife. Narrow passageways eventually open up to a beautiful opening of rock and other mini-arches. Because of the immense height of the Sand... More 

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Lombard, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

We loved hopping on the trail from our campground and hiking to Sand Dune Arch. The kids loved climbing around on the rocks and playing in the sand. It's a relatively flat walk back to either the parking or to the campground.

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

This is a very cool arch to visit especially if you have kids. There is a ton of sand in there that is just dying to be payed with. It is also shady with lots of things to climb on. My 15 and 10 year old loved it.

Thank Lareson
Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

We arrived here late afternoon and didn't get the chance to do the trails. However, we really enjoyed the stunning scenery of the brightly sunset lighted canyons with tall white grasses on the foreground patchily decorated with wild flowers. A surprisingly great opportunity to snap some beautiful photos.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

After a day of absolute sweltering in the summer sunshine, this area was SO welcomed by our tired bodies. I totally suggest coming on in to see this arch when you need a cool place to just sit and enjoy some much-needed shade and reenergizing. Bring a picnic and enjoy!

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